Vahan Matkaa Viela b/w Lippalakki Suojana - Riitaoja (Dull City Records)

riitaojaChances are that your command of the Norwegian language is as limited as mine and that your knowledge of the Finnish underground music scene is even more bereft. That’s why the finer details behind this moody seven-incher by Finnish band Riitaoja on a tiny label from Norway will probably forever remain darker than a late evening stroll in an Arctic Circle winter.

Gimme Some Skin - Iggy Pop (Cleopatra Records)

gimme-some-skin-boxSeven 45s full of Iggy Pop and Iggy and the Stooges goodness. Packaged in a box with some incident extras (patch, big hole single adapter) thrown in. OK, you probably don’t need this box set from Los Angeles label Cleopatra Records but you may still want it.